Political Economy Fellowships

Political Economy Fellowships

Scholars from within Europe are eligible to apply – applicants will normally have a permanent appointment at an institution of higher education and research.

Career breaks may be taken into account. The awards are intended as providing full relief from all teaching duties and all associated academic administration for a period of (up to) one year; applications may be made by those whose sole or principal post is a part-time equivalent.

The amount of an award depends on the nature of the work proposed and individual circumstances – the ISRF expects applications for grants up to a maximum of £70,000 (from January 2020) to buy-out the cost of all teaching and associated administration in the applicant’s home institution for up to 12 months. Within that sum, reasonable support for research expenses may be considered on a matched-funding basis with the host Institution.

The ISRF will not be running a Political Economy Fellowship competition in 2021. Early Career and Independent Scholar applicants wishing to investigate economies across the whole range of the social sciences are encouraged to submit proposals to our un-themed Fellowship competitions launching in January 2021. Mid-Career scholars – who are more than 10 years post-PhD – will be eligible to apply for funding in 2022.

Fourth Political Economy Fellowship Competition

In January 2020, the ISRF launched its fourth Political Economy Fellowship competition. Award decisions were announced in August 2020.

Professor Annelien de Dijn
Dr Sandya Hewamanne

Rethinking ‘Grassroots’ Economic Justice: Measured Intervention, Feminist Political Economy Approaches and Sri Lanka’s Former Global Workers

Dr Beth Epstein
Dr Eleanor Jupp

Gift Economies in a Context of Welfare State Crisis: New Infrastructures of Solidarity Between Strangers?

Dr Rita Floyd
Dr Natalya Naqvi

Renationalising Finance for Development in the Global South

Dr Christian Schemmel
Dr Christian Schemmel

Making All Work Pay: Just Wage Regulation

Professor Annelien de Dijn
Dr Eva van Roekel

Radical Gold: Emergency Resource Extraction and Trade in the Northern Amazon

Contacting Fellows

If you would like to contact any of our Fellows to discuss their ISRF-funded work, please contact Dr Lars Cornelissen (Academic Editor) in the first instance, at lars.cornelissen@isrf.org.